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I'm looking for a chassis kit that I saw on Instagram and ebay. I can't find it anymore. It was full carbon chassis, top plate and shock towers. It was designed for shorty lipo use.

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This is what I was talking about. LWD version coming soon...

https://exorcdesign.com/

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Nice, my local HobbyTown just called to inform me my Optima Mid came in that I never pre-ordered. Well, there's $420 I wasn't planning on spending.
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R6cowboy wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:46 pm Nice, my local HobbyTown just called to inform me my Optima Mid came in that I never pre-ordered. Well, there's $420 I wasn't planning on spending.
They are helping you. :wink:

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There's a good chance the box may never be opened, or at least for many years. The Turbo Optima and CAT XLS have been sitting on the shelf unopened for 2-3 years or so. Problem is there's nearly 20 project cars/trucks, and growing, sitting on the shelf ahead of them. And projects get done at a snails pace with my schedule.
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I happened upon this video posted on youtube then found it again on Kyosho's corporate website.
It includes some interesting facts and design considerations about the Mid, Optima and Ultima from Akira Kokawa who is in charge of the vintage series development.
"Please look forward to more Vintage Series in the future" - Akira's closing comment. Anyone care to guess what that might be??



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scoobyrs25 wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:00 am This is what I was talking about. LWD version coming soon...

https://exorcdesign.com/
Affordable CV's that'll fit early Lazers, maybe?

https://exorcdesign.com/products/cva-set-for-kyosho-optima-mid-2-pcs
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R6cowboy wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:09 am There's a good chance the box may never be opened, or at least for many years. The Turbo Optima and CAT XLS have been sitting on the shelf unopened for 2-3 years or so. Problem is there's nearly 20 project cars/trucks, and growing, sitting on the shelf ahead of them. And projects get done at a snails pace with my schedule.
Schrödinger's cat. Is there anything in the box?? I wouldn't be able to resist opening....

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threesheds wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:48 pm
R6cowboy wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:09 am There's a good chance the box may never be opened, or at least for many years. The Turbo Optima and CAT XLS have been sitting on the shelf unopened for 2-3 years or so. Problem is there's nearly 20 project cars/trucks, and growing, sitting on the shelf ahead of them. And projects get done at a snails pace with my schedule.
Schrödinger's cat. Is there anything in the box?? I wouldn't be able to resist opening....
I don't know man.... I'd cry if the XLS was dead.

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Anyone not using the yellow turbo optima mid decals that came with the first batches of optima mid re releases? i need some

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I wish Kyosho would put the U-joints back in stock, never liked dog bones. :(
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R6cowboy wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:46 pm Nice, my local HobbyTown just called to inform me my Optima Mid came in that I never pre-ordered. Well, there's $420 I wasn't planning on spending.
I think that is a common shared issue around here as well as having 20 projects backed up. This kit is too cool to pass up.

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rippen wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:35 am I wish Kyosho would put the U-joints back in stock, never liked dog bones. :(
That company that scoobyrs25 posted above with the chassis kits also has CVAs for these cars that look promising.

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Garage Hack wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:55 pm
rippen wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:35 am I wish Kyosho would put the U-joints back in stock, never liked dog bones. :(
That company that scoobyrs25 posted above with the chassis kits also has CVAs for these cars that look promising.
Thanks, I'll be ordering some CV shafts :D
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Re: Optima Mid RERE

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I'm curious if anyone has had any issues with the gear diffs leaking?

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